December 12, 2011

My Turquoise and White Christmas Tree

I have always done what I consider a rather festive job with my Christmas decorating.

But I was stuck in, while beautiful, a rut.

This is how it went: Take down boxes from attic, decorate with everything from boxes, pack everything up in boxes, head to the attic to store boxes, repeat next Christmas.

But last Christmas and this Christmas, I have decided to shake things up. Maybe it is because last year, I lost my only sibling, my brother and my family feels as if it is shrinking.

I didn't want to put up the same ornaments and pre-lit tree that I always did.

So this Christmas, I headed to Big Lots and bought myself a 4-foot white, pre-lit Christmas tree for $14.98 and I went to town with my favorite color - turquoise.

Who says your tree has to be green.Over the years, including this year in which I went nuts, I have collected all kinds of Christmas picks from Michaels and JoAnns including this beauty which cost me less than 20 cents.I used all of my turquoise small ornaments and picks and this Martha Stewart glitter starfish that I made last Christmas.My "tree skirt" consists of a piece of white satin fabric from JoAnns and white feather boas. Nestled among the feathers is this doe I glittered last season.I just love my Christmas tree this year. It makes me very happy during a time which can be difficult for me and my family.

Have you done anything different this Christmas with your decorating?

"It is good to be children sometimes,
and never better than at Christmas
when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."
- Charles Dickens

23 comments:

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

Your tree is beautiful Carmie :) I just love how glittery the ornaments are! My favorite color is turquoise as well (any shade of blue-green, really). I've never decorated a white Christmas tree, but I've always liked the way they look - very winter wonderland ;) This time of year, while I love it so, is also quite difficult for me...so I'm right there with you. Stay strong!

Ellen said...

I love that you shook up your Christmas routine! Your tree is very happy and light and certainly reflects your personality as it comes through on your blog.

Congrats to you to finding what makes you happy!

Have a blessed Christmas.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Oh I love your tree and the colors! So gorgeous!

concretenprimroses said...

I love your white tree. Big Lots has great colors.

I got a tiny tree this year that I want to completely cover with my home made mushroom ornaments. And add only my vintage gnomes and a few other vintage ornaments.
Unless I give the mushrooms as gifts or sell more.
I really like the idea tho. I guess I could make more if I need to.

Elaine said...

A warm cozy looking tree and the decorationa nd colors set it off so pretty

Andy said...

Love. I have a blue and white tree too.

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

I love the white Christmas tree. It's always nice to see something different. My mom used to have a metal Christmas tree. It was always special when she put it up. Nice job!

JLS Hall (joysweb) said...

Wow, I love it! Turquoise is my favorite color too, and I've always been tempted to do a turquoise Christmas, but I know my hubby would hate it. Your tree is gorgeous, though!

Happy Blue Monday!
~ Joy @ Joysweb

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your tree, very unique !

the cape on the corner said...

your white and turquoise tree is fabulous. that was sad, what you said about your family shrinking. i hope this tree brightens your day when you look at it-i know settling in with mine all aglow does that to me!

SmilingSally said...

What an excellent idea! I have always loved that shade of blue.


Happy Blue Monday!

LV said...

You had a vision of the tree you wanted and made it come to life.

Kris said...

I love your tree and the turquoise ornaments. Of course, my favorite color is blue (any shade of it) and I think turquoise fits in there.

I love to see differently decorated trees. It gets tiresome using the same tree and ornaments every year. I like to purchase a new ornament every year to add to the tree.

A beautiful and stunning tree, Carmie!

Kris

Hot Coco aka Ellen said...

Oh, my goodness! Your tree is stunning! What a wonderful way to shake off the dust and redefine how Christmas looks - at least from a decorating standpoint. Love it! :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks magical, Carmie! Good for you for shaking things up a bit. I haven't done anything too different this year. I adding some wire ribbon to my tree in place of garland or beaded garland, which is a first for me. I do like it but who knows what next year will bring!

Kim, USA said...

It's beautiful!

Blue Monday

A Sense of Design said...

I love the tree....think my next one will be white!!! And I love the fact that it is already wired with lights.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I love your tree! And the feather boas for the skirt is a fabulous idea! Ms. Reindeer looks all cozy!

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Late visiting from Blue Monday, come see my Blue when you get a chance. Thank you!

Lisalulu said...

as different as that sounds, it looks beautiful, and elegant. VERY artistic and chic! YOU ROCK THE TREE

Ruth said...

Your tree looks beautiful. I am loving these same colors this year. Everything looks better with glitter, too.
Ruth

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Pretty Tree! I have some turquoise tinsel trees I didn't even use this year!!! Gotta love being different!

Christina said...

this is so fun!! I love that you totally went against the green tree tradition, and yours is beautiful :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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